CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 23, 1984
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REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Island Pond, VT) Police raid on and temporary detention of children from Northeast Kingdom of God religious cult due to suspected child abuse examined; films shown. [Attorney general John EASTON - notes both complaints of state's inaction for past mos. and now for taking action.] [VT ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) executive director Scott SKINNER - fears state can do same thing to other groups.] [Cult mbr. Thomas WALL - interprets raid outcome as "victory for the Lord."] Controversy surrounding sect recalled. [Cult MBR. - claims followers of Jesus Christ are persecuted.] [Resident Beverly PEPIN - notes implications for other religious groups such as Catholics.] [Resident Gary CORNELIUS - is shocked raid could occur in nation ostensibly having religious freedom.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
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